Article by Nick Rinylo
Beautiful gardens in the UK
Autumn is upon us, but the weather is still in our favour! As the leaves change colour and the season progresses, it’s time for the last day trips out before it gets too dark and cold. Why not take advantage of the late sunsets and clear skies whilst you can and check out Britain’s five most beautiful gardens. We’ve carefully selected our favourite spots in the UK for you to visit, so get outside, relax, and enjoy these amazing locations.
1. Sculpture by The Lakes, Dorset.
We’re starting off our list strong with Sculpture by The Lakes. As its name suggests, these gardens hold very unique, modern and creative sculptures inspired by modern art and landscapes. Curated by renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife Monique, it’s described as one of the most attractive and unique gardens in the United Kingdom.
This beautiful escape in Dorset has more than just attractive outdoor scenery. This gem has a luxury modern venue which holds events throughout the year. There’s something for everyone, including gallery exhibitions, yoga and meditation, workshops, talks and much more. Situated in 26 acres of breathtaking Dorset countryside, there’s also botanical gardens nestled in there, and a cafe boasting a fresh, seasonal menu.
2. Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire.
Located in the beauty of Staffordshire, Biddulph Grange Garden has some absolutely stunning views. The garden shows off decor inspired by different parts of the world including China, Egypt, and Italy. The park has undertaken a restoration project to keep the park’s natural beauty to the public. So if you fancy a walk and you’re in Staffordshire, this is the place to be! It’s (slightly) less pricey than a round trip around the world, so why not take a stroll down the wonders of Lime Avenue with the family and check out some sights you might not be able to see without heading off to China.
3. Buscot Park, Faringdon.
Based in west Oxfordshire in a town called Faringdon is the stunning Buscot Park. It doesn’t get more traditional than this. Buscot consists of the Four Seasons garden, water garden and Woodland avenues. This impressive garden features terracotta statues and breathtaking water features. If you’re around Oxford, why not check out the vast grounds? Don’t forget to bring a camera, you won’t want to miss it!
4. Topiary Gardens, Cumbira.
Topiary Gardens is home to some of Cumbria’s finest views. Dating back to 1689, the gardens were first created by French gardener Guillaume Beaumont. This astonishing garden is open from April to October and has a great trail for cyclists, walkers, and of course, dogs. There’s something for the kids too. Whether it’s a bird hunt, school trip or the playground, Levens Hall, situated in the gardens, has something for everyone. The gardens are on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, with incredible views and Helvellyn, the second highest mountain in the United Kingdom. So if you’re up north, it’s worth checking out.
5. Kew Gardens, London.
Kew Gardens is an incredible botanical garden based in South-west London, housing the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. There’s so much to see here, from the vast gardens themselves, cafés and restaurants, gift shops, and there’s even a gallery of art. This is one wonder you’ll have to see for yourself. Dating back to the 17th century, featuring Kew Palace and even the Queen’s Garden.
So there you have it guys! Luckily for you, there are beautiful spots spread out all over the UK, and they look incredible at any time of the year. But as it’s nearly Autumn, why not take one last trip down and watch nature take over the beautiful scenery. We hope you enjoyed our top 5 picks!
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